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Event Date Fri Nov 19 EST (16 days ago)
Region Americas

The clock is ticking for the World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference, where members will tackle a wide range of trade issues. Among them is trade and gender, where WTO members are aiming for a ministerial declaration that lays out a clear set of concrete actions members can take to improve women’s participation in world trade. The Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender has been engaging in discussions over the last year to this end. But what would a successful outcome on this issue at MC12 look like?

This fall, the TradeExperettes released Ten “Quick Wins” for More Equitable Trade, a report that highlights a pragmatic set of deliverables that could help take the discussion on trade and gender to the next level. In contributing to this dialogue, the TradeExperettes invites you to explore how we can encourage the WTO and other international organizations to move from being gender aware to gender-responsive.

The panel will discuss how trade facilitation can improve women’s participation in the global trading system, how we can promote inclusivity when drafting trade policies, the role of professional development in empowering women, and the importance of data in driving the conversation forward.

Please join us for a lively conversation featuring Ambassador Stephen de Boer, Nicole Bivens Collinson, Elitsa Garnizova, Hanna Norberg, and moderated by Johanna Hill.


2021 Speakers

Nicole Bivens Collinson
President, International Trade and Government Relations, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Johanna Hill
Partner, CA Trade Consulting Group, & Executive Team, TradeExperettes

Elitsa Garnizova
Founder and Director of Trade Policy Hub, LSE, & Executive Board, TradeExperettes

Hanna Norberg
Founder and President, TradeExperettes

Stephen de Boer
Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Canada to the WTO